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PSCRB for The Cruise Ship Industry

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Cruise Ship Personnel Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat – PSCRB Training Course’s


The Pacific Northwest Cruise Season is just around the corner, and the crew of The Northwest Maritime Academy are gearing up for a robust training season. Our newly completed training davit has already facilitated PSCRB classes for Holland America, and some select crew members of the Washington State Ferries and Harley Marine.

Catering to The Cruise Ship Industry

We have developed a great NMC approved four (4) day program with plenty of advantages for our visiting ships crew members. Our training facility is located on Pier/Terminal 91 where hundreds of cruise ships will make port calls this season; 216 throughout the port we are told. Ships crew *may be provided transportation and meal programs for a truly portal to portal full Crew Care Program.

We provide virtually everything the student needs to successfully complete the course for certification in Proficiency in Survival Craft Rescue Boat (PSCRB.)

Why Choose The Northwest Maritime Academy?

We are Mariners, Captains and Crew. The Northwest Maritime Academy is a “Top Tier” instruction Academy maintaining the highest professional adult education standards and quality management systems.

  • On The Water Training in Modern Motor Enclosed Lifeboats.
    • The only training facility in Washington State that launches boats into water.
  • Industry Standard Next Generation Hooks Used in All Classes
    • The only training facility to use next-gen hooks just like the ones found on your ships.
  • Monthly Classes at Seattle’s Largest Cruise Terminal, Pier 91
  • On Demand Corporate Classes are readily scheduled
  • We offer Shipboard PSCRB & FRB Drills and Refreshers
  • Small Class Sizes for maximum student instructor interaction
  • USCG Course Approval SEAFWW 372
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About The PSCRB Course

This course covers all aspects of survival in accordance with the newest regulations prescribed by IMO and the United States Coast Guard. The underway training takes place aboard a contemporary 40 person motor enclosed lifeboat. The course covers GMDSS, EPIRB, STCW and emergency stations, abandon ship, boat work under oars, seamanship under sail, launching appliances, SOLAS regulation, life rafts, ancillary equipment, lifesaving signals, and first aid.


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We are very proud to be training partners with the the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS), and the Pacific Maritime Institute (PMI).

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About Your Lead Instructor:

Captain I. Patrick Boyle
Co-Founder: Northwest Maritime Academy

Captain Boyle is qualified to teach a wide range of marine training programs and is a fully recognized and credentialed United States Coast Guard and Transport Canada trainer who holds an impressive thirty six (36) additional certificates and endorsements including a current STCW 95 certificate.

Captain Boyle is no stranger to maritime education having spent nine years as the principle seamanship teacher at Seattle Maritime Academy where he acquired a high level of expertise in survival craft training. He has been active in the field of maritime training and education development for fifteen years focusing on teaching certification courses that enable mariners to enter the maritime industry or advance their careers.

He has conducted programs for institutions such as the Emirates Technical Safety and Development Center in the UAE, the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Pacific Maritime Institute in Seattle, and a survival craft program certified by the Dutch Inspectorate of Holland.

Patrick currently serves as program administrator for Northwest Maritime Academy, and is working as a trainer, program coordinator for maritime disaster preparedness and other training programs conducted in the United States and abroad.

He is a Co-Founder of Seafarers Worldwide, and in addition to his role at NWMA; leads a team providing all aspects of training and certification for foreign mariners of all types including oil and gas, cruise industry, and those who work aboard commercial vessels.

A licensed Ocean Master; Patrick holds a communications degree from Eastern Washington University, and furthered this expertise at Cap Sante International while working alongside survival craft technicians servicing and training crew aboard all types of vessels at home and abroad.

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* Transportation, and crew meals are offered for an additional fee.  

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